beep etymology

English word beep comes from English bass, English drum, English putt-putt, and later English bass drum (A large drum with a low pitch.)

Detailed word origin of beep

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bass English (eng) (musical instrument) An instrument that plays in the bass range, in particular a double bass, bass guitar, electric bass or bass synthesiser.. A low spectrum of sound tones.. A male singer who sings in the bass range.. A section of musical group that produces low-pitched sound, lower than the baritone and tenor.. The clef sign that indicates that the pitch of the notes is below middle C; a [...]
drum English (eng) (ambitransitive) To beat with a rapid succession of strokes.. (intransitive) To beat a drum.. (transitive) To drill or review in an attempt to establish memorization.. To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc.; used with for.. To throb, as the heart. (AU, _, slang) A tip, a piece of information.. (architecture) Any of the cylindrical [...]
putt-putt English (eng) (golf) An informal form of golf, played with a putter on a short course featuring novelty obstacles.
bass drum English (eng) A large drum with a low pitch.
onomatopoeic English (eng) Having the property of onomatopoeia.. Of or relating to onomatopoeia.
beep English (eng) (intransitive) To produce a beep.. (transitive) Telephoning a person, but only allowing the phone to ring once, in order to request a call back.. (transitive) To have sexual intercourse (with) - referring to the bleep tone used to censor obscene words in broadcasts. (transitive) To sound (something that makes a beep). A short, electronically produced tone.. The sound produced by the horn of [...]

Words with the same origin as beep

Descendants of bass
bleep boom buzz hiss meal meow mole ouch ping poof pop popcorn pow woof zap zip